Nature and Burns

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I was out and about in the fall weather, watching nature in the absence of my voice and the company of fellows and I heard a song I sang once come back to me. I don’t know why Burns has possessed me of late but it is nice to have another lover or nature and life wandering through my head. Here is the poem and a beautiful rendition set to music below. I’ll make you a lover of Burns yet.

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie,
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ ’twere ten thousand mile!

Robert Burns

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